Dissenting
Dissent Dis*sent", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dissented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dissenting}.] [L. dissentire, dissentum; dis- + sentire to feel, think. See {Sense}.] 1. To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from. [1913 Webster]

The bill passed . . . without a dissenting voice. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

Opinions in which multitudes of men dissent from us. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government. [1913 Webster]

3. To differ; to be of a contrary nature. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]


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